If the latest rumors are to be believed, the upcoming Apple iPhone 7 will have a base model of 32GB, moving it on par with other Android flagships that include Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, HTC 10 as well as LG G5, just to name but a few.
The days of 16GB iPhones seem to be over. While this is not the first time such news has popped up in the days before the release of new iPhones, the latest report seems to be of substance. Many long-time iPhone owners have constantly complained of the fact that 16GB iPhones are just not enough, yet Apple significantly hikes the prices of 64GB and 128GB variants.
As for our brothers over at Android, they get 32GB of onboard storage for the base models, in addition to room for microSD card storage, something that Apple has kept off ever since the launch of its smartphone almost 10 years ago.
Given the growing size of apps in recent years, having 16GB of onboard storage is simply not enough for many users out there, especially for those who can afford to buy a $600+ handset. It gets even worse as the current technological advancements have seen photos, videos, games as well music, among other media files, gain huge sizes that require huge storage volumes in order to accommodate them. With 16GB of storage, this is not possible. Instead, users have to constantly monitor their memory usage by choosing what to store and what to discard. When constant warnings of low storage start showing up every now and then, it takes away the great experience that Apple believes the iPhone offers.
Of course, there is always the option of having cloud storage as a way of creating more storage room on your iPhone. However, this has to be paid for as well when certain limits are exceeded.
The release of iPhone 6 and 6S saw Apple bring to the fold an iPhone that has three storage options – 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB. The middle-of-the-pack option is arguably the go-to version for most people thanks to the fact that the storage size is not less than what they need and at times slightly exceeds their needs. With this in mind, it is now believed that Cupertino will finally ditch 16GB variants with the release of iPhone 7.
Having an iPhone 7 with a base storage of 32GB would be an ideal choice. Apple will probably stick with the other two options of 64GB and 128GB, but with the like of iPad Pro coming in with 256GB of onboard storage, why not make a similar move with iPhone 7 or even iPhone 7 Plus for that matter?
Well, anything is possible, but for all that matters, the upcoming iPhone 7 will probably be the first in Apple’s lineup to feature 32GB of onboard storage. Remember, this is still a rumor and such, take it with a grain of salt. The truth shall come out when Apple finally unveils the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in September this year.